March 17, 2008

Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census--Proposed Criteria and Guidelines

SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting comment on proposed criteria and guidelines for Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are procedures and measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the utility of statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis of statistical data. ANAs are geographic entities within the State of Alaska defined for the collection, tabulation, and presentation of decennial census data and will be used for the 2010 Census. ANAs also will be used to tabulate and present period estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) after 2010 and potentially other Census Bureau surveys. ANAs consist of two types of unique geographic entities: Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native village statistical areas (ANVSAs) \1\. At this time, the Census Bureau does not propose any changes to the process for naming and delineating boundaries of ANRCs as used in Census 2000. The Census Bureau proposes to revise the criteria and guidelines for eligibility, location, delineation, and naming of ANVSAs to ensure more consistent and comparable ANVSAs and more meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska Natives and their ANAs. This Notice also contains definitions of key terms used in the ANVSA criteria and guidelines for the 2010 Census.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 070913515-7516-01]

 
Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for the 2010 Census--Proposed Criteria 
and Guidelines

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of proposed program revisions and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) is requesting comment 
on proposed criteria and guidelines for Alaska Native Areas (ANAs) for 
the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must be 
met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines

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are procedures and measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance 
the utility of statistical geographic areas for presentation and 
analysis of statistical data. ANAs are geographic entities within the 
State of Alaska defined for the collection, tabulation, and 
presentation of decennial census data and will be used for the 2010 
Census. ANAs also will be used to tabulate and present period estimates 
from the American Community Survey (ACS) after 2010 and potentially 
other Census Bureau surveys. ANAs consist of two types of unique 
geographic entities: Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and 
Alaska Native village statistical areas (ANVSAs) \1\. At this time, the 
Census Bureau does not propose any changes to the process for naming 
and delineating boundaries of ANRCs as used in Census 2000. The Census 
Bureau proposes to revise the criteria and guidelines for eligibility, 
location, delineation, and naming of ANVSAs to ensure more consistent 
and comparable ANVSAs and more meaningful, relevant, and reliable 
statistical data for Alaska Natives and their ANAs. This Notice also 
contains definitions of key terms used in the ANVSA criteria and 
guidelines for the 2010 Census.
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    \1\ For Census Bureau purposes, the Annette Island Reserve in 
Alaska is considered an American Indian area (AIA), more 
specifically an American Indian reservation (AIR), not an ANA.
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    The Census Bureau will publish a separate notice in the Federal 
Register that proposes criteria and guidelines for American Indian 
Areas (AIAs) for the 2010 Census. After the final ANA criteria and 
guidelines for the 2010 Census are published in the Federal Register, 
the Census Bureau will offer designated tribal governments or 
associations an opportunity through the Tribal Statistical Areas 
Program (TSAP) to review and, if necessary, suggest updates to the 
boundaries and names of their ANAs.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before June 16, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments on this proposed program 
to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Room 8H001, Mail Stop 0100, 
Washington, DC 20233-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information on 
these proposed program criteria and guidelines should be directed to 
Mr. Michael Ratcliffe, Chief, Geographic Standards and Criteria Branch, 
Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, via e-mail at 
geo.tsap.list@census.gov or telephone at 301-763-3056.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Title 13 of the United States 
Code (U.S.C.), section 141(a) (2000), the Secretary of Commerce, as 
delegated to the Census Bureau, undertakes the decennial census every 
ten years ``in such form and content as he may determine.'' This 
language gives wide discretion to the Census Bureau in taking the 
census.
    The Census Bureau portrays the boundaries of both legal and 
statistical geographic entities for the purpose of collecting, 
tabulating, and presenting meaningful, relevant, and reliable 
statistical data from the decennial census, the ACS, and potentially 
other censuses and surveys. The Census Bureau attempts to develop 
objective criteria and guidelines to establish geographic entities that 
meet this purpose.
    The Census Bureau is committed to delineating geographic entity 
boundaries in partnership with tribal, state, and local officials using 
criteria and guidelines developed in an open process. It is the 
responsibility of the Census Bureau to ensure that geographic entity 
criteria and guidelines achieve the goal of providing meaningful, 
relevant, and reliable statistical data. While aware that there are 
nonstatistical uses of ANAs and the data tabulated for them, the Census 
Bureau will not modify ANA boundaries or attributes specifically to 
meet the requirements of any of these nonstatistical program uses, 
including any attempt to meet the specific program requirements of 
other government agencies. Further, changes made to a geographic entity 
to meet the requirements of a specific nonstatistical program may have 
detrimental effects on uses of the same geographic entity for other 
nonstatistical programs. In addition, the Census Bureau makes no 
attempt to specifically link the establishment of statistical 
geographic entities to federal, tribal, or state laws.
    The development of the ANAs has been an evolutionary process in 
which the Census Bureau has worked with various data users to develop 
geographic entities that both aid in census enumeration and tabulation 
activities and are meaningful for Alaska Natives,\2\ their governments, 
associations working with Alaska Natives, and the federal and state 
agencies administering tribal programs benefiting Alaska Natives.
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    \2\ The term Alaska Native is used throughout this document, but 
refers to anyone who a) self-identifies as an American Indian and/or 
an Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more other 
races, and b) resides in Alaska. If using race data from Census 2000 
rather than some other data source, use data for ``American Indian 
and Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races'' 
to determine if an ANVSA meets the proposed delineation criteria and 
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    ANRCs are corporate entities organized to conduct both for-profit 
and non-profit affairs of Alaska Natives in accordance with the Alaska 
Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) (as amended) (43 U.S.C. Sec.  1601 
et seq. (2000)). ANRCs are geographic entities with legally defined 
boundaries that subdivide all of Alaska into twelve regions, except for 
the area within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR under the 
governmental authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community). A 
thirteenth non-geographic ANRC represents Alaska Natives who do not 
belong to one of the other twelve ANRCs; the Census Bureau does not 
tabulate or present data for this thirteenth ANRC. The twelve 
geographic ANRCs are what the Census Bureau terms ``legal geographic 
entities.''
    ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the 
residences, permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are 
members of or receive governmental services from the defining ANV, and 
that are located within the region and vicinity of the ANV's historic 
and/or traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the 
relatively densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only 
an area where Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, 
represent a substantial proportion of the population during at least 
one season of the year. ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that 
are primarily unpopulated or that do not include concentrations of 
Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV. For the 2010 
Census, the Census Bureau proposes changes to the ANVSA criteria and 
guidelines. These proposed changes are discussed more fully below.

I. History of Alaska Native Areas in the Decennial Census

    Prior to the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau had no program 
specifically designed to recognize or tabulate data for ANAs. Data were 
published for most of the ANVs as either incorporated places or 
``unincorporated places'' (referred to as census designated places 
(CDPs) in later censuses). Congress used data tabulated from the 1970 
Census for these places, in conjunction with other information, to 
determine if they qualified as a ``Native village'' or a ``Native 
group'' in accordance with the ANCSA.
    Upon enactment of the ANCSA, the Census Bureau began to report data 
specifically for ANAs beginning with the 1980 Census. The types of ANAs 
included in the 1980 Census were based

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on recommendations of an ad hoc interagency committee established by 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to examine how the federal 
government could provide improved data for Alaska Natives. In addition 
to input from OMB, the Census Bureau also consulted directly with 
Alaska Native tribal governments and associations, as well as Alaska 
State officials.
    The Census Bureau used approximate boundaries for the ANRCs to 
tabulate data from the 1980 Census. Data for ANRCs were not published 
as part of the standard decennial census tabulations, but were included 
in a supplementary report. In sparsely populated areas, the ANRC 
boundaries were generalized to follow visible features and the 
boundaries of other census geographic entities.
    For the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau worked with Alaska State 
officials to identify the names and locations of ANVs recognized in 
accordance with the ANCSA, and to delineate their boundaries. The 
boundaries of most ANVs coincided with the boundaries of other census 
geographic entities, in particular incorporated places and CDPs. In the 
few remaining ANVs whose boundaries did not coincide with incorporated 
place or CDP boundaries, the Census Bureau delineated boundaries that 
corresponded to one or more enumeration districts (similar to the block 
groups of later censuses). For the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau 
identified 209 ANVs.
    After reviewing these data from the 1980 Census, the Census Bureau 
discovered that the territory encompassing housing units and population 
associated with an ANV did not necessarily correspond with the 
territory of an incorporated place or CDP of the same name. In 
addition, ANV and ANRC officials commented that the ANV boundaries for 
the 1980 Census were not their historical or traditional boundaries. 
The ANV boundaries also did not represent the land withdrawals, 
selections, or conveyances for the Alaska Native Village Corporations 
(ANVCs) made in accordance with the ANCSA or the lands historically or 
traditionally used for subsistence activities, including hunting and 
fishing. In response to these concerns and to emphasize that these 
points were all valid, the Census Bureau changed the term for these 
statistical geographic entities from ANVs to ANVSAs to indicate that 
while they still were based on the historical or traditional location 
of the ANV, they did not necessarily represent the ANV's historical or 
traditional boundary.
    To improve the accuracy of ANRC boundaries for the 1990 Census, the 
Census Bureau transferred the ANRC boundaries from a source map 
provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) onto a series of 
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:250,000-scale topographic maps, and 
digitized from there into their geographic database. The Census Bureau 
implemented a review process, which included the participation of each 
ANRC, to verify that the ANRC regional boundary was updated correctly. 
At the request of ANRCs, the Census Bureau worked directly with the 
ANRC's non-profit associations, whose purpose is to conduct the 
sociocultural outreach and support for members and other Alaska Natives 
within their region, in reviewing each regional boundary.
    ANV government officials and ANRC non-profit association officials 
were encouraged to delineate ANVSA boundaries for the 1990 Census to 
facilitate enumeration of Alaska Natives, especially in remote Alaska. 
To meet the need for suitable boundaries for use in collecting, 
tabulating, and presenting data for ANV housing and population by 
aiding in the correct allocation of residences and thus population, 
ANVSA boundaries were required to follow physical features that would 
likely be visible to census enumerators, such as roads, trails, 
shorelines, rivers, streams, and ridgelines, or locally known 
boundaries of other legal geographic entities, such as boroughs,\3\ 
ANRCs, etc. For the 1990 Census, the Census Bureau identified 217 
ANVSAs.
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    \3\ For Census Bureau purposes, boroughs in Alaska are the 
equivalent of counties in other states. For purposes of this notice, 
the term borough includes the legal designation in Alaska of 
``cities and boroughs'' and ``municipalities'', as well as ``census 
areas''. Census areas are comparable to and the equivalent to 
boroughs for collecting, tabulating, and presenting Census Bureau 
data. They were created cooperatively by the State of Alaska and the 
Census Bureau to subdivide the large portion of Alaska not within an 
organized borough into geographic entities more comparable with the 
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    There were no changes to the types of ANAs identified for Census 
2000. Similar to the 1990 Census, ANRC boundaries were reviewed by 
officials of the ANRC non-profit associations. A few small boundary 
corrections were made for some of the ANRCs. The new development seen 
in the Census 2000 was the introduction of tribal designated 
statistical areas (TDSAs) in Alaska. TDSAs had existed in some of the 
forty-eight conterminous states for the 1990 Census, but they had 
purposely been excluded from Alaska because ANVSAs were thought to 
cover all the ANVs in Alaska. Some data users stated that there was a 
difference between those ANVs that participated in the ANCSA and those 
that did not, but were recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs 
(BIA) as tribes and eligible to receive services from the BIA. In an 
attempt to remedy this, the Census Bureau introduced TDSAs in Alaska. 
For Census 2000, the Census Bureau identified 205 ANVSAs and 2 TDSAs in 
Alaska. Fewer ANVSAs were delineated for Census 2000 primarily because 
some of the ANVs identified in previous censuses were not recognized in 
accordance with the ANCSA or recognized by the BIA.

II. Proposed Alaska Native Areas for the 2010 Census

A. Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs)

    The Census Bureau is not proposing any changes to the process for 
delineating the ANRC boundaries for the 2010 Census. The boundaries 
used by the Census Bureau for the ANRCs represent their regional 
boundaries established in accordance with the ANCSA. These boundaries 
do not take into consideration land withdrawals, selections, or 
conveyances under the ANCSA, nor any form of land ownership. The 
boundaries for the ANRCs will be included in the materials for the 
Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). Each ANRC's boundary will be 
reviewed, especially in relation to the boundaries of the Public Land 
Survey System (PLSS) townships and sections, to confirm that it is the 
correct legal boundary for that region as developed under the ANCSA. 
Each ANRC will also be reviewed to determine if the correct ANVSAs are 
depicted within its regional boundary. At the request of the ANRCs, the 
Census Bureau will continue to work with representatives of the twelve 
ANRC non-profit associations to review their regional boundaries and to 
ensure that the name for each region continues to closely match the 
name of the for-profit ANRC for that region (see Table 1).

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                                           Table 1.--ANRC For-Profit Corporations and Non-Profit Associations
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                                         For-Profit Alaska Native Regional
              ANRC name                             Corporation                             Non-Profit Alaska Native Regional Association
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1. Ahtna.............................  Ahtna, Incorporated.................  Copper River Native Association.
2. Aleut.............................  The Aleut Corporation...............  Aleutian-Pribilof Islands Association.
3. Arctic Slope......................  Arctic Slope Regional Corporation...  Arctic Slope Native Association.
4. Bering Straits....................  Bering Straits Native Corporation...  Kawerak, Incorporated.
5. Bristol Bay.......................  Bristol Bay Native Corporation......  Bristol Bay Native Association.
6. Calista...........................  Calista Corporation.................  Association of Village Council Presidents.
7. Chugach...........................  Chugach Alaska Corporation..........  Chugachmiut, Incorporated.
8. Cook Inlet........................  Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated.....  Cook Inlet Tribal Council.
9. Doyon.............................  Doyon, Limited......................  Tanana Chiefs Conference.
10. Koniag...........................  Koniag, Incorporated................  Kodiak Area Native Association.
11. NANA.............................  NANA Regional Corporation...........  Maniilaq Association.
12. Sealaska.........................  Sealaska Corporation................  Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes.
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B. Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas (ANVSAs)

    The goal for the 2010 Census is to improve the delineation of ANVSA 
boundaries to result in more consistent and comparable ANVSAs and more 
meaningful, relevant, and reliable statistical data for Alaska Natives 
and their ANVs. The majority of ANVSAs from Census 2000 meet this goal. 
No new types of ANAs are proposed for the 2010 Census.
    ANVSAs are statistical geographic entities representing the 
residences, permanent and/or seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are 
members of or receiving governmental services from the defining ANV 
located within the region and vicinity of the ANV's historic and/or 
traditional location. ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively 
densely settled portion of each ANV and should include only areas where 
Alaska Natives, especially members of the defining ANV, represent a 
significant proportion of the population during at least one season of 
the year. ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are primarily 
unpopulated or do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, 
especially members of the defining ANV.
    The delineation of ANVSAs is not meant to necessarily depict land 
ownership, including any land withdrawals, selections, or conveyances 
for the ANVCs, nor to represent all of the area over which an ANV has 
any form of governmental authority or jurisdiction, nor to represent 
all of the traditional or historical areas associated with the ANV, 
including areas used for subsistence activities. Representation of 
ANVSA boundaries in Census Bureau products is solely for the purpose of 
data collection, tabulation, and presentation and does not convey or 
confer any rights to land ownership, governmental authority, or 
jurisdictional status.
    Although ANVSAs represent relatively densely settled concentrations 
of Alaska Natives, and therefore are similar to places, there are some 
key differences. The two place-level geographic entities for which the 
Census Bureau publishes data are incorporated places (cities in Alaska) 
and census designated places (CDPs). Incorporated places are 
governmental entities sanctioned by the State of Alaska to perform 
general purpose functions and whose boundaries are defined without 
specifically considering ANV members or other Alaska Natives. CDPs are 
unincorporated places delineated by State and borough officials in 
Alaska, and are intended to encompass all people at a given location, 
including ANV members. Incorporated places and CDPs are mutually 
exclusive of each other because, by definition, a CDP represents a 
named, unincorporated area. Because ANVSAs are defined specifically to 
represent concentrations of Alaska Natives, they are not constrained by 
other place-level geographic entities; that is, ANVSAs may overlap 
incorporated places and CDPs. An ANVSA may be delineated to encompass 
only a part of an incorporated place and/or a CDP; it may encompass 
area within multiple incorporated places or CDPs; or it may cover an 
area that has neither incorporated places nor CDPs. In addition, ANVSAs 
are used in census data collection activities and are included in the 
specific American Indian/Alaska Native geographic hierarchy for 
tabulating and presenting data from the 2010 Census; incorporated 
places and CDPs do not appear in the American Indian/Alaska Native 
geographic hierarchy. Incorporated places and CDPs do not clearly 
identify geographic entities that are specific to Alaska Natives, and 
therefore data for incorporated places and CDPs likely will reflect the 
characteristics of both Alaska Native and non-Native populations.
    ANVSAs will be used to tabulate and present data from both the 2010 
Census and the ACS. Defining officials should take into consideration 
that ACS period estimates of demographic characteristics for geographic 
entities that are small in population size will be subject to higher 
variances than comparable estimates for geographic entities with larger 
populations. Thus, if an ANVSA contains only a small number of housing 
units occupied by Alaska Natives during at least one season of the 
year, then the quality, reliability, and availability of the sample 
data may vary from year to year. In addition, the Census Bureau's 
disclosure avoidance and data quality assurance methodologies may have 
the effect of restricting the availability and amount of data for 
geographic entities with small populations. On the other hand, if an 
ANVSA encompasses a large total population that is not representative 
of the ANV's membership or service population, then the data for the 
Alaska Native population may be subsumed, or ``masked,'' by the 
characteristics of the overall population. The more closely an ANVSA's 
boundary relates to the distribution of ANV members and Alaska Natives 
receiving governmental services from the ANV, and does not include 
large numbers of people and households not affiliated with the ANV, the 
more likely that data presented for the ANVSA will reflect the 
characteristics of the ANV population. Therefore, when delineating 
ANVSAs, it is important to strike an appropriate balance, avoiding a 
definition that is too small to obtain meaningful sample data, and one 
that is so large that data for the Alaska Native population are masked 
by the presence of a high percentage of non-Native households. The 
Census Bureau has taken these concerns into consideration when 
developing the criteria and guidelines proposed below.

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    Officials designated to delineate boundaries also should consider 
that tribal affiliation data, including ANV affiliation, as collected 
by the Census Bureau, generally are not released for geographic 
entities that are small in population size, including ANVSAs, due to 
data disclosure concerns. If an ANVSA is defined in accordance with the 
program criteria and guidelines, the ANVSA data may provide a surrogate 
for tribal affiliation data for a specific, small geographic area, 
while tribal affiliation data are available for larger geographic 
entities such as the whole State of Alaska.
    Although eligible, an ANV may elect not to delineate an ANVSA if it 
will not provide meaningful, relevant, or reliable statistical data. 
For example, the data may not be meaningful, relevant, or reliable 
because the member population now resides in other places or has been 
completely subsumed by non-member and/or non-Native populations. 
However, these ANVs may still be able to receive meaningful, relevant, 
and reliable statistical data for their ANV membership at higher levels 
of census geography, especially through the characteristic of tribal 
affiliation, but a specific geographic solution to their data issues, 
like an ANVSA, may not be feasible.
1. Proposed ANVSA Criteria and Guidelines for the 2010 Census
    The Census Bureau proposes the following criteria and guidelines 
for the 2010 Census. Criteria are those rules and conditions that must 
be met when defining a geographic entity; guidelines are procedures and 
measures suggested by the Census Bureau to enhance the utility of 
statistical geographic areas for presentation and analysis of 
statistical data.
a. Proposed ANVSA Eligibility Criteria
    An ANV would be eligible to delineate an ANVSA for the 2010 Census 
if the ANV is:
    i. Recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA, or
    ii. Recognized in accordance with the ANCSA as either a Native 
village, or Native group.
    BIA recognition (criterion i. above) is determined by inclusion of 
an ANV on the BIA's list of recognized tribes \4\ or by addenda to the 
list as published by the BIA. ANCSA recognition (criterion ii. above) 
is determined by inclusion of an ANV on the BLM's list of ANCSA 
recognized Native villages and Native groups; the BLM's list of those 
ANVs recognized in accordance with the ANCSA is available from the 
BLM's Alaska State Office.
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    \4\ Published regularly in the Federal Register in accordance 
with the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Act of 1994 (Pub. L. No. 
103-454, 108 Stat. 4791 (1994); 25 U.S.C. 479a-1 (2000)). As of the 
publication of this Notice, the list was last published in the 
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    Table 2 provides a list of the 237 ANVs that meet these proposed 
criteria and guidelines and that would be eligible to delineate an 
ANVSA for the 2010 Census. Table 2 also lists the BIA recognized name 
for each ANV \5\ and indicates whether each is a Native village or 
Native group in accordance with the ANCSA. Any new ANV recognized by 
the BIA or in accordance with the ANCSA as of January 1, 2010 (the 
reference date for geographic entity boundaries for the 2010 Census), 
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    \5\ From the Federal Register notice published Thursday, March 
22, 2007 (72 FR 13648-13652).
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    The following three tribes in Alaska recognized by the BIA would 
not be eligible to be represented by ANVSAs because they are not ANVs, 
are large regional tribal associations, or have a legally defined 
American Indian reservation:
     Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes
     Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope
     Metlakatla Indian Community, Annette Island Reserve
    All ANVs that were eligible to delineate TDSAs for Census 2000 
would be eligible to delineate ANVSAs for the 2010 Census if the 
resulting ANVSA meets all the program's criteria. TDSAs would not be 
delineated in Alaska for the 2010 Census.
    The Census Bureau will continue to work with representatives of the 
BIA-recognized ANV to delineate their ANVSA for the 2010 Census. If the 
ANV is not recognized by the BIA, or if the BIA-recognized ANV 
government does not respond to the Census Bureau's invitation to 
participate in the ANVSA program, the Census Bureau will work with the 
ANCSA-recognized ANVC or Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC), as 
applicable, to delineate their ANVSA. If neither replies to the Census 
Bureau, the Census Bureau will work with the ANRC non-profit 
associations in whose region the ANV is located to delineate the ANVSA. 
If none of the entities referenced above reply to the Census Bureau, 
time and resources permitting the Census Bureau may delineate an ANVSA 
for the ANV.
b. Proposed ANVSA Location Criteria
    All eligible ANVs shall be located in areas of historical and 
traditional significance. These locations are referenced in:
     The BIA recognized name for an ANV--e.g., Native Village 
of Atka;
     The former BIA recognized name for an ANV--e.g., Iqurmuit 
Traditional Council (formerly the Native Village of Russian Mission); 
and/or
     The BLM ANCSA recognized name for a Native village or 
Native group--e.g., Buckland or Canyon Village.
    The latitude and longitude coordinates listed in Table 2 represent 
the point location of each eligible ANV, as determined by the Census 
Bureau. Each point location has been verified using the ANRC 
boundaries, the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) point 
locations, USGS topographic maps, location information from previous 
censuses, BLM Core Townships, ANCSA 14(c) survey plats, location 
information from the State of Alaska, and Native allotment boundaries. 
The latitude and longitude coordinates listed for an ANV provide the 
starting point for delineation of that ANVSA. Each ANVSA must primarily 
include land immediately surrounding the corresponding point locations 
listed in Table 2 for each ANV, but may include additional territory 
according to the other final program criteria and guidelines. The point 
location information for each ANV included in Table 2 is used in the 
specific ANVSA delineation criteria and guidelines listed below.
c. Proposed ANVSA Delineation Criteria and Guidelines
    The Census Bureau has received comments from data users, tribes, 
and ANV officials over the past twenty or more years regarding the 
purpose of American Indian/Alaska Native statistical geographic 
entities, including ANVSAs, and how they should be defined to 
facilitate tabulation and presentation of meaningful data. In response, 
the Census Bureau proposes the following criteria and guidelines to 
help ensure that ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census support their 
intended purpose, provide useful and meaningful data for the ANV they 
represent, and enhance the ability of data users to make more 
meaningful comparisons between ANVSAs. When finalized, the proposed 
criteria must be followed by all officials delineating an ANVSA for the 
2010 Census. The guidelines are provided to assist delineating 
officials in defining an ANVSA.

Proposed ANVSA Delineation Criteria

    i. ANVSAs delineated for the 2010 Census shall not overlap.

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    ii. An ANVSA shall not completely surround the location of another 
ANV as listed in Table 2.
    iii. All portions of an ANVSA must be located within fifty miles of 
the ANV's point location listed in Table 2.
    iv. An ANVSA shall not include more water area than land area. 
Large expanses of water area should be included only to maintain 
contiguity, to provide a generalized version of the shoreline, or if 
the water area is completely surrounded by land area included in the 
ANVSA.
    v. An ANVSA's boundary shall follow visible, physical features, 
such as rivers, streams, shorelines, roads, trails, and ridgelines. 
Officials delineating ANVSAs may use nonvisible lines as an ANVSA 
boundary only if acceptable boundary features are not available. For 
example, an ANVSA boundary may follow the nonvisible, legally defined 
boundaries of ANRCs, boroughs, or cities.

Proposed ANVSA Delineation Guidelines

    The following delineation guidelines are suggested good practices 
to improve the utility of ANVSAs for collecting, tabulating, 
presenting, and analyzing statistical data for Alaska Native 
populations. These are not requirements, but rather are suggestions for 
consideration when delineating ANVSA boundaries.
    An ANVSA should not extend beyond the regional boundary of the ANRC 
in which the ANV is located (see Table 2). This helps avoid confusion 
regarding the relationship between ANRCs, ANVs, and ANVSAs, and helps 
orient data users working with data for both ANRCs and ANVSAs.
    An ANVSA should not exceed 325 square miles in area. Based on 
review of ANVSAs boundaries from previous censuses as well as other 
information about ANVs and ANVSAs, the Census Bureau suggests this size 
as sufficient to encompass the Alaska Native population and housing 
associated with each respective ANVSA, but not so extensive that large 
amounts of non-Native population and housing are included.
    Housing units occupied by Alaska Natives,\6\ even if seasonal, 
should constitute the majority of housing units within an ANVSA. In 
addition, the population within an ANVSA should be majority Alaska 
Native, and, of that population, the majority should be members of or 
population served by the delineating ANV. An ANVSA should avoid 
encompassing or including any portion of a military installation or a 
large portion of an urbanized area. These guidelines are suggested to 
help ensure that the data presented for an ANVSA are as meaningful as 
possible, and avoid including large amounts of non-Alaska Native 
population and housing units.
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    \6\ If using race data from Census 2000 rather than some other 
data source, use data for ``American Indian and Alaska Native alone 
or in combination with one or more races'' to determine whether an 
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    An ANVSA also should not contain large areas without housing or 
population. Specifically, an ANVSA should have a housing unit density 
of at least three housing units per square mile. The Census Bureau 
suggests this threshold based on review of ANVSA boundaries from 
previous decades.
    An ANVSA should be contiguous; that is, an ANVSA should form a 
single area with all territory located within a continuous boundary. 
This makes identification of the extent of the ANVSA easier for 
residents and data users, and also provides for a clearer 
representation of the ANVSA's boundaries on maps. An ANVSA, however, 
may be defined with multiple noncontiguous pieces if doing so helps 
avoid inclusion of population and housing not associated with the ANV.
d. Proposed ANVSA Naming Criteria
    The name for an ANVSA must match the corresponding ANV name in 
Table 2. If an ANV wishes to use a name that deviates from the 
corresponding ANV name, the ANV must submit a brief statement 
describing the reason for the change. Changes to the name of an ANVSA 
will be considered only if submitted in writing and signed by the 
highest elected official (Chairperson, Chief, or President) of the ANV.
2. ANVSA Review Process
    As with all of the Census Bureau's statistical geographic entities, 
the Census Bureau reserves the right to modify, create, or reject any 
boundary or attribute as needed to meet the final program criteria or 
to maintain geographic relationships before the tabulation geography is 
finalized for the 2010 Census.
    The Census Bureau will accept an ANVSA only if it meets the final 
program criteria. Any decision to reject a particular ANVSA delineation 
will be conveyed to the delineating official in writing. The 
delineating official may redelineate the ANVSA and re-submit it to the 
Census Bureau for review.
    Interested parties will be able to review and comment on delineated 
ANVSA boundaries and names. If a dispute between two or more parties 
occurs over the boundary delineated for a specific ANVSA, the Census 
Bureau encourages the respective parties to reach a mutually acceptable 
agreement that complies with the final program criteria and follows the 
final program guidelines. There may be instances in which a mutually 
acceptable boundary for an ANVSA cannot be delineated, or the mutually 
acceptable boundary does not follow the final program criteria and 
guidelines. In such instances, the Census Bureau shall give priority to 
the boundary submitted by the ANV delineating official, in recognition 
of the government-to-government relationship with the ANV, provided 
that the delineated ANVSA meets the final program criteria. If a 
mutually acceptable ANVSA is not delineated in accordance with final 
program criteria by the program's deadline, the Census Bureau may, 
independently delineate an ANVSA.

III. Definitions of Key Terms and Acronyms

    Alaska Native--For purposes of this program, Alaska Native refers 
to anyone who self-identifies as an American Indian and/or an Alaska 
Native and resides in Alaska.
    Alaska Native area (ANA)--A geographic entity within the State of 
Alaska that is defined for the collection and tabulation of decennial 
census data for Alaska Natives. For the 2010 Census, ANAs include 
Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) and Alaska Native Village 
statistical areas (ANVSAs).
    Alaska Native Group Corporation (ANGC)--A corporation created in 
accordance with the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the State of 
Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, 
and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets 
for and on behalf of a Native group.
    Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)--Legislation (Pub. L. 
No. 92-203, 85 Stat. 688 (1971); 43 U.S.C. 1602 et seq. (2000)) enacted 
in 1971 that recognized Native villages and Native groups, and 
established ANRCs and their regional boundaries.
    Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC)--A legal geographic 
entity established under the ANCSA as a ``Regional Corporation'' to 
conduct both the for-profit and non-profit affairs of Alaska Natives 
within a defined region of Alaska. Twelve ANRCs cover the entire State 
of Alaska except for the area within the Annette Island Reserve (an AIR 
under the governmental authority of the Metlakatla Indian Community).
    Alaska Native Urban Corporation (ANUC)--A corporation created in

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accordance with the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the State of 
Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, 
and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and other rights and assets 
for and on behalf of one of the four Alaska Native urban communities 
recognized under the ANCSA: Juneau, Kenai, Kodiak, and Sitka.
    Alaska Native village (ANV)--A local governmental unit in Alaska 
that constitutes an association, band, clan, community, group, tribe, 
or village recognized by and eligible to receive services from the BIA 
and/or in accordance with the ANCSA as a Native village or Native 
group.
    Alaska Native Village Corporation (ANVC)--A corporation created in 
accordance with the ANCSA and organized under the laws of the State of 
Alaska as a for-profit or non-profit business to hold, invest, manage, 
and/or distribute lands, property, funds, and assets for or on behalf 
of a Native village.
    Alaska Native village statistical area (ANVSA)--A statistical 
geographic entity that represents the residences, permanent and/or 
seasonal, for Alaska Natives who are members of or receiving 
governmental services from the defining ANV that are located within the 
region and vicinity of the ANV's historic and/or traditional location. 
ANVSAs are intended to represent the relatively densely settled portion 
of each ANV and should include only an area where Alaska Natives, 
especially members of the defining ANV, represent a significant 
proportion of the population during at least one season of the year. 
ANVSAs also should not contain large areas that are primarily 
unpopulated or do not include concentrations of Alaska Natives, 
especially members of the defining ANV.
    American Indian reservation (AIR)--A federally recognized American 
Indian land area with a boundary established by final treaty, statute, 
Executive Order, and/or court order and over which the tribal 
government of a federally recognized American Indian tribe has 
governmental authority. The AIR in Alaska is referred to as a reserve 
(Annette Island Reserve).
    ANCSA 14(c) Survey Plat--A map issued by the BLM that depicts the 
surveyed boundaries for each Native village and its ANVC in accordance 
with the process set out in Section 14(c) of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 
1613(c) (2000)). Digital versions of the completed plats are available 
online at http://ftp.dcbd.dced.state.ak.us/14cPlats/14c-Plats.htm.
    BLM Core Township--A PLSS township designated in accordance with 
the ANCSA, 43 U.S.C. 1641(b) (2000), in which all or part of a Native 
village was determined to be located.
    Borough--A legal geographic entity within the State of Alaska. For 
purposes of this program, the Census Bureau treats boroughs as 
equivalent to a county in other states for data collection, tabulation, 
and presentation purposes. In addition, when used generically, this 
term also includes ``cities and boroughs,'' ``municipalities,'' and 
``census areas'' in Alaska.
    Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)--A Census Bureau survey of 
legal geographic entities. In Alaska, BAS includes boroughs, boroughs 
and cities, municipalities, cities, ANRCs, and federally recognized 
American Indian reservations. Its purpose is to determine, solely for 
data collection and tabulation by the Census Bureau, the complete and 
current inventory and the correct names, legal descriptions, official 
status, and official boundaries of the legal geographic entities with 
primary governmental authority over certain lands within the United 
States as of January 1 of the survey year. The BAS also collects 
specific information to document the legal actions that established a 
boundary or imposed a boundary change.
    Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)--The primary agency of the federal 
government, located within the Department of the Interior, charged with 
the trust responsibility between the federal government and federally 
recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments and 
communities, including BIA recognized ANVs.
    Census area--A statistical geographic entity that serves as the 
equivalent of a borough in Alaska and that is delineated cooperatively 
by the State of Alaska and the Census Bureau solely for the purposes of 
subdividing that portion of Alaska that is not within an organized 
borough to allow more efficient census data collection and more useful 
census data tabulations.
    Census designated place (CDP)--A statistical geographic entity with 
a concentration of population, housing, and commercial structures that 
is clearly identifiable by a single name, but is not within an 
incorporated place (i.e., a city in Alaska). CDPs are intended to be 
the statistical counterparts of incorporated places for distinct 
unincorporated communities.
    City--A legal designation for incorporated places.
    Contiguous--A description of a geographic entity having an 
uninterrupted outer boundary such that it forms a single, connected 
piece of territory. Noncontiguous areas form separate, disconnected 
pieces.
    Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)--The GNIS is the federal 
standard for geographic nomenclature. The USGS developed the GNIS for 
the U.S. Board on Geographic Names as the official repository of 
domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic 
names use by all departments of the federal government; and the source 
for applying geographic names to federal electronic and printed 
products. The GNIS is available online at http://geonames.usgs.gov/
domestic/index.html.
    Incorporated place--A governmental unit, incorporated under state 
law as a city, town (except in New England, New York, and Wisconsin), 
borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village, to provide 
governmental services for a concentration of people within a legally 
defined boundary.
    Legal geographic entity--A geographically defined governmental, 
administrative, or corporate entity whose origin, boundary, name, and 
description result from charters, laws, treaties, or other governmental 
action. Examples are the United States, states and statistically 
equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, 
minor civil divisions, incorporated places, congressional districts, 
American Indian reservations and off-reservation trust lands, school 
districts, and ANRCs. The legal geographic entities that will be 
recognized for the 2010 Census are those in existence on January 1, 
2010.
    Native allotment--Land in Alaska allotted to Alaska Native adults 
primarily in accordance with the Native Allotment Act of 1906 (Ch. 
2469, 34 Stat. 197 (1906)). A Native allotment can be up to 160 acres 
in area (.25 of a square mile), and its title is held in restricted fee 
status (see ``Restricted fee land''). Native allotments were provided 
from the public lands at large in Alaska and required each Alaska 
Native applicant to demonstrate use and occupancy of the allotment for 
at least a five-year period. Although many Native allotments are still 
used for subsistent activities, most do not include housing units.
    Native group (NG)--Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, 
village, or village association of Alaska Natives designated by the 
Secretary of the Interior composed of less than twenty-five, but more 
than three, Alaska Natives, who also comprised a majority of the 
residents of a locality at the time of the 1970 Census.

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    Native village (NV)--Any tribe, band, clan, group, community, 
village, or village association of Alaska Natives listed in Sections 11 
and 16 of the ANCSA (See 43 U.S.C. 1610 and 1615 (2000)) or which the 
Secretary of the Interior determines was composed of twenty-five or 
more Alaska Natives and who also comprised a majority of the residents 
of a locality at the time of the 1970 Census.
    Nonvisible feature--A map feature that is not visible such as a 
city, borough, or ANRC boundary through space, a property line, or 
line-of-sight extension of a road.

Pub. L.--Public Law

    Public Land Survey System (PLSS)--A rectangular system of surveys 
used to subdivide and describe land in the United States. The PLSS 
typically divides land into six-mile-square townships. These townships 
are subdivided into 36 one-mile-square sections. Sections can be 
further subdivided into quarter sections, quarter-quarter sections, or 
irregular government lots. The PLSS consists of a series of separate 
surveys. Most PLSS surveys begin at an initial point, and townships are 
surveyed north, south, east, and west from that point. The north-south 
line that runs through the initial point is a true meridian and is 
called the Principal Meridian. There are five Principal Meridians in 
Alaska--Copper River, Fairbanks, Kateel, Seward, and Umiat--that should 
be used when describing a particular township or section. For more 
information on the PLSS see http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/
boundaries/a--plss.html.

Regional Corporation--See Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC)

    Restricted fee land--A land area for which an individual American 
Indian or a tribe holds fee simple title subject to limitations or 
restrictions against alienation or encumbrances as set forth in the 
title and/or by operation of law. Restricted fee lands may be located 
on or off a federally recognized reservation. Native allotments in 
Alaska are one type of restricted fee land. The Census Bureau does not 
identify restricted fee lands as a specific geographic category.
    Section--A PLSS region approximately one mile square that is a 
division of a PLSS township.

Statistical Area--See statistical Geographic Entity

    Statistical geographic entity--A geographic entity specifically 
defined for the collection and/or tabulation of statistical data from 
the Census Bureau. Statistical entities are not established by law and 
their designation by the Census Bureau neither conveys nor confers 
legal ownership, entitlement, jurisdiction, or governmental authority. 
Tribal statistical geographic entities, also called statistical areas, 
include ANVSAs and TDSAs, among others.
    Township--A PLSS region approximately six miles square that 
contains thirty-six approximately one mile square PLSS sections.
    Tribal designated statistical area (TDSA)--A statistical geographic 
entity identified and delineated for the Census Bureau by a federally 
recognized American Indian tribe that does not currently have a 
reservation and/or off-reservation trust land. A TDSA is intended to be 
comparable to the AIRs within the same state or region, especially 
those for tribes that are of similar size. A TDSA encompasses a compact 
and contiguous area that contains a concentration of individuals who 
identify with the delineating federally recognized American Indian 
tribe and within which there is structured and organized tribal 
activity. Although two TDSAs were delineated within Alaska for Census 
2000, TDSAs will not be delineated within Alaska for the 2010 Census. 
All ANVs eligible to delineate TDSAs within Alaska for Census 2000 are 
eligible to delineate an ANVSA within Alaska for the 2010 Census.
    Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP)--The Census Bureau's 
program for the 2010 Census, through which updates to American Indian 
and Alaska Native statistical geographic entities will be obtained.
    Visible feature--A map feature that can be seen on the ground such 
as a road, railroad track, major above-ground transmission line or 
pipeline, river, stream, shoreline, fence, sharply defined mountain 
ridge, or cliff.
    Nonstandard visible feature--A subset of visible features that may 
not be clearly defined on the ground (such as a ridge), may be seasonal 
(such as an intermittent stream), or may be relatively impermanent 
(such as a fence).

Executive Order 12866

    This notice has been determined to be not significant under 
Executive Order 12866.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This program notice does not represent a collection of information 
subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35 (2000).

    Dated: March 11, 2008.
Steve H. Murdock,
Director, Bureau of the Census.

                                             Table 2.--Eligible ANVs
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      ANCSA      BIA recognized
          ANV name                   ANRC           type \7\        name \8\         Longitude       Latitude
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Afogn/ak................  Koniag..............  NV........  n/ative Village         -152.7652         58.0221
                                                                of Afogn/ak.
2. Akhiok..................  Koniag..............  NV........  n/ative Village         -154.1703         56.9456
                                                                of Akhiok.
3. Akiachak................  Calista.............  NV........  Akiachak n/ative        -161.4276         60.9026
                                                                Community.
4. Akiak...................  Calista.............  NV........  Akiak n/ative           -161.2222         60.9119
                                                                Community.
5. Akutan..................  Aleut...............  NV........  n/ative Village         -165.7809         54.1384
                                                                of Akutan.
6. Alakanuk................  Calista.............  NV........  Village of              -164.6612         62.6797
                                                                Alakanuk.
7. Alatn/a.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Alatn/a Village..       -152.7563         66.5636
8. Alekn/agik..............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  n/ative Village         -158.6189         59.2789
                                                                of Alekn/agik.
9. Alexander Creek.........  Cook Inlet..........  NG........  n/a..............       -150.5999         61.4218
10. Algaaciq...............  Calista.............  NV........  Algaaciq n/ative        -163.1769         62.0534
                                                                Village.
11. Allakaket..............  Doyon...............  NV........  Allakaket Village       -152.6506         66.5597
12. Ambler.................  n/an/a..............  NV........  n/ative Village         -157.8671         67.0874
                                                                of Ambler.
13. An/aktuvuk Pass........  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Village of              -151.7286         68.1480
                                                                Anaktuvuk Pass.
14. Andreafsky.............  Calista.............  NV........  Yupiit of               -163.1934         62.0476
                                                                Andreafski.
15. Angoon.................  Sealaska............  NV........  Angoon Community        -134.5824         57.4975
                                                                Association.
16. Aniak..................  Calista.............  NV........  Village of Aniak.       -159.5487         61.5750
17. Anvik..................  Doyon...............  NV........  Anvik Village....       -160.1965         62.6515

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18. Arctic Village.........  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -145.5283         68.1243
                                                                Venetie Tribal
                                                                Government
                                                                (Arctic Village).
19. Asa'carsarmiut.........  Calista.............  NV........  Asa'carsarmiut          -163.7279         62.0906
                                                                Tribe.
20. Atka...................  Aleut...............  NV........  Native Village of       -174.2095         52.2106
                                                                Atka.
21. Atmautluak.............  Calista.............  NV........  Village of              -162.2795         60.8591
                                                                Atmautluak.
22. Atqasuk................  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Atqasuk Village..       -157.4135         70.4736
23. Ayakulik...............  Koniag..............  NV........  n/a..............       -154.5072         57.1949
24. Barrow.................  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Native Village of       -156.7811         71.2909
                                                                Barrow Inupiat
                                                                Traditional
                                                                Government.
25. Beaver.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Beaver Village...       -147.4026         66.3628
26. Belkofski..............  Aleut...............  NV........  Native Village of       -162.0423         55.0865
                                                                Belkofski.
27. Bill Moore's...........  Calista.............  NV........  Village of Bill         -163.7767         62.9449
                                                                Moore's Slough.
28. Birch Creek............  Doyon...............  NV........  Birch Creek Tribe       -145.8190         66.2590
29. Brevig Mission.........  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -166.4885         65.3350
                                                                Brevig Mission.
30. Buckland...............  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -161.1246         65.9767
                                                                Buckland.
31. Cantwell...............  Ahtna...............  NV........  Native Village of       -148.9105         63.3921
                                                                Cantwell.
32. Canyon Village.........  Doyon...............  NG........  n/a..............       -142.0878         67.1548
33. Caswell................  Cook Inlet..........  NG........  n/a..............       -149.9479         62.0047
34. Chalkyitsik............  Doyon...............  NV........  Chalkyitsik             -143.7286         66.6534
                                                                Village.
35. Cheesh-Na..............  Ahtna...............  NV........  Cheesh-Na Tribe..       -144.6542         62.5718
36. Chefornak..............  Calista.............  NV........  Village of              -164.2723         60.1538
                                                                Chefornak.
37. Chenega................  Chugach.............  NV........  Native Village of       -148.0124         60.0664
                                                                Chanega.
38. Chevak.................  Calista.............  NV........  Chevak Native           -165.5807         61.5285
                                                                Village.
39. Chickaloon.............  Cook Inlet..........  NV........  Chickaloon Native       -148.4916         61.8002
                                                                Village.
40. Chignik Bay............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Chignik Bay             -158.4129         56.3037
                                                                Tribal Council.
41. Chignik Lagoon.........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Native Village of       -158.5302         56.3084
                                                                Chignik Lagoon.
42. Chignik Lake...........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Chignik Lake            -158.7522         56.2496
                                                                Village.
43. Chilkat................  Sealaska............  NV........  Chilkat Indian          -135.8964         59.3997
                                                                Village.
44. Chilkoot...............  Sealaska............  n/a.......  Chilkoot Indian         -135.4460         59.2240
                                                                Association.
45. Chinik.................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Chinik Eskimo           -163.0287         64.5443
                                                                Community.
46. Chitina................  Ahtna...............  NV........  Native Village of       -144.4412         61.5240
                                                                Chitina.
47. Chuathbaluk............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -159.2481         61.5774
                                                                Chuathbaluk.
48. Chulloonawick..........  Calista.............  NV........  Chulloonawick           -164.1628         62.9504
                                                                Native Village.
49. Circle.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Circle Native           -144.0723         65.8261
                                                                Community.
50. Clark's Point..........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Village of Clarks       -158.5471         58.8330
                                                                Point.
51. Council................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -163.6764         64.8950
                                                                Council.
52. Craig..................  Sealaska............  NV........  Craig Community         -133.1253         55.4870
                                                                Association.
53. Crooked Creek..........  Calista.............  NV........  Village of              -158.1124         61.8720
                                                                Crooked Creek.
54. Curyung \9\............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Curyung Tribal          -158.4670         59.0487
                                                                Council.
55. Deering................  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -162.7283         66.0780
                                                                Deering.
56. Dot Lake...............  Doyon...............  NV........  Village of Dot          -144.0354         63.6503
                                                                Lake.
57. Douglas................  Sealaska............  UC........  Douglas Indian          -134.3992         58.2781
                                                                Association.
58. Eagle..................  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -141.1113         64.7808
                                                                Eagle.
59. Eek....................  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -162.0247         60.2170
                                                                Eek.
60. Egegik.................  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Egegik Village...       -157.3536         58.2173
61. Eklutna................  Cook Inlet..........  NV........  Eklutna Native          -149.3613         61.4606
                                                                Village.
62. Ekuk \9\...............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Native Village of       -158.5534         58.8035
                                                                Ekuk.
63. Ekwok..................  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Ekwok Village....       -157.4866         59.3519
64. Elim...................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -162.2576         64.6165
                                                                Elim.
65. Emmonak................  Calista.............  NV........  Emmonak Village..       -164.5454         62.7787
66. Evansville.............  Doyon...............  NV........  Evansville              -151.5100         66.9272
                                                                Village.
67. Eyak...................  Chugach.............  NV........  Native Village of       -145.6351         60.5263
                                                                Eyak.
68. False Pass.............  Aleut...............  NV........  Native Village of       -163.4121         54.8520
                                                                False Pass.
69. Fort Yukon.............  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -145.2497         66.5627
                                                                Fort Yukon.
70. Gakona.................  Ahtna...............  NV........  Native Village of       -145.3119         62.3004
                                                                Gakona.
71. Galena.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Galena Village...       -156.8852         64.7427
72. Gambell................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -171.7022         63.7621
                                                                Gambell.
73. Georgetown.............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -157.6727         61.8979
                                                                Georgetown.
74. Gold Creek.............  Cook Inlet..........  NG........  n/a..............       -149.6939         62.7567
75. Goodnews Bay...........  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -161.5864         59.1234
                                                                Goodnews Bay.
76. Grayling...............  Doyon...............  NV........  Organized Village       -160.0689         62.9061
                                                                of Grayling.
77. Gulkana................  Ahtna...............  NV........  Gulkana Village..       -145.3656         62.2634
78. Hamilton...............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -163.8598         62.8896
                                                                Hamilton.
79. Healy Lake.............  Doyon...............  NV........  Healy Lake              -144.6998         63.9872
                                                                Village.
80. Holy Cross.............  Doyon...............  NV........  Holy Cross              -159.7738         62.1985
                                                                Village.
81. Hoonah.................  Sealaska............  NV........  Hoonah Indian           -135.4346         58.1100
                                                                Association.
82. Hooper Bay.............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -166.0978         61.5294
                                                                Hooper Bay.
83. Hughes.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Hughes Village...       -154.2557         66.0455
84. Huslia.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Huslia Village...       -156.3892         65.7026
85. Hydaburg...............  Sealaska............  NV........  Hydaburg                -132.8201         55.2067
                                                                Cooperative
                                                                Association.
86. Igiugig................  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Igiugig Village..       -155.8927         59.3266
87. Iliamna................  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Village of              -154.9111         59.7568
                                                                Iliamna.
88. Inalik.................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -168.9370         65.7547
                                                                Diomede.

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89. Iqurmuit...............  Calista.............  NV........  Iqurmuit                -161.3287         61.7854
                                                                Traditional
                                                                Council.
90. Ivanof Bay.............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Ivanoff Bay             -159.4836         55.9033
                                                                Village.
91. Kaguyak................  Koniag..............  NV........  Kaguyak Village..       -153.7955         56.8689
92. Kake...................  Sealaska............  NV........  Organized Village       -133.9451         56.9775
                                                                of Kake.
93. Kaktovik...............  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Kaktovik Village.       -143.6113         70.1324
94. Kalskag................  Calista.............  NV........  Village of              -160.3215         61.5400
                                                                Kalskag.
95. Kaltag.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Village of Kaltag       -158.7302         64.3259
96. Kanatak................  Koniag \10\.........  n/a.......  Native Village of       -156.0432         57.5728
                                                                Kanatak.
97. Karluk.................  Koniag..............  NV........  Native Village of       -154.4393         57.5572
                                                                Karluk.
98. Kasaan.................  Sealaska............  NV........  Organized Village       -132.4017         55.5419
                                                                of Kasaan.
99. Kasigluk...............  Calista.............  NV........  Kasigluk                -162.5139         60.8873
                                                                Traditional
                                                                Elders Council.
100. Kenai.................  Cook Inlet..........  UC........  Kenaitze Indian         -151.2614         60.5521
                                                                Tribe.
101. Ketchikan.............  Sealaska............  n/a.......  Ketchikan Indian        -131.6445         55.3421
                                                                Corporation.
102. Kiana.................  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -160.4309         66.9717
                                                                Kiana.
103. King Cove.............  Aleut...............  NV........  Agdaagux Tribe of       -162.3029         55.0629
                                                                King Cove.
104. King Salmon...........  Bristol Bay.........  n/a.......  King Salmon Tribe       -156.7312         58.7090
105. Kipnuk................  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -164.0376         59.9343
                                                                Kipnuk.
106. Kivalina..............  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -164.5386         67.7295
                                                                Kivalina.
107. Klawock...............  Sealaska............  NV........  Klawock                 -133.0948         55.5526
                                                                Cooperative
                                                                Association.
108. Kluti Kaah............  Ahtna...............  NV........  Native Village of       -145.3297         61.9770
                                                                Kluti Kaah.
109. Knik..................  Cook Inlet..........  NV........  Knik Tribe.......       -149.6822         61.4947
110. Knugank...............  Bristol Bay.........  NG........  n/a..............       -158.7991         58.4225
111. Kobuk.................  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -156.8888         66.9252
                                                                Kobuk.
112. Kodiak................  Koniag..............  UC........  Sun'aq Tribe of         -152.3885         57.8009
                                                                Kodiak.
113. Kokhanok..............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Kokhanok Village.       -154.7682         59.4374
114. Kongiganak............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -162.8951         59.9533
                                                                Kongiganak.
115. Kotlik................  Calista.............  NV........  Village of Kotlik       -163.5500         63.0325
116. Kotzebue..............  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -162.5874         66.8988
                                                                Kotzebue.
117. Koyuk.................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -161.1628         64.9312
                                                                Koyuk.
118. Koyukuk...............  Doyon...............  NV........  Koyukuk Native          -157.7031         64.8818
                                                                Village.
119. Kwethluk..............  Calista.............  NV........  Organized Village       -161.4381         60.8101
                                                                of Kwethluk.
120. Kwigillingok..........  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -163.1647         59.8694
                                                                Kwigillingok.
121. Kwinhagak.............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -161.9055         59.7525
                                                                Kwinhagak.
122. Lake Minchumina.......  Doyon...............  NG........  n/a..............       -152.3122         63.8830
123. Larsen Bay............  Koniag..............  NV........  Native Village of       -153.9874         57.5351
                                                                Larsen Bay.
124. Lesnoi................  Koniag..............  NV........  Lesnoi Village...       -152.3351         57.7779
125. Levelock..............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Levelock Village.       -156.8613         59.1117
126. Lime Village..........  Calista.............  NV........  Lime Village.....       -155.4378         61.3540
127. Lower Kalskag.........  Calista.............  NV........  Village of Lower        -160.3642         61.5125
                                                                Kalskag.
128. Manley Hot Springs....  Doyon...............  NV........  Manley Hot              -150.6107         65.0088
                                                                Springs Village.
129. Manokotak.............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Manokotak Village       -158.9981         58.9724
130. Marshall..............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -162.0878         61.8794
                                                                Marshall.
131. Mary's Igloo..........  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -165.0678         65.1489
                                                                Mary's Igloo.
132. McGrath...............  Doyon...............  NV........  McGrath Native          -155.5759         62.9488
                                                                Village.
133. Mekoryuk..............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -166.1943         60.3892
                                                                Mekoryuk.
134. Mentasta..............  Ahtna...............  NV........  Mentasta                -143.7700         62.9330
                                                                Traditional
                                                                Council.
135. Minto.................  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -149.3497         65.1504
                                                                Minto.
136. Montana Creek.........  Cook Inlet..........  NG........  n/a..............       -150.0650         62.0686
137. Nagamut...............  Calista.............  NG........  n/a..............       -157.6744         61.0194
138. Naknek................  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Naknek Native           -156.9869         58.7330
                                                                Village.
139. Nanwalek..............  Chugach.............  NV........  Native Village of       -151.9119         59.3521
                                                                Nanwalek.
140. Napaimute.............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -158.6739         61.5414
                                                                Napaimute.
141. Napakiak..............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -161.9790         60.6906
                                                                Napakiak.
142. Napaskiak.............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -161.7634         60.7060
                                                                Napaskiak.
143. Nelson Lagoon.........  Aleut...............  NV........  Native Village of       -161.2070         56.0006
                                                                Nelson Lagoon.
144. Nenana................  Doyon...............  NV........  Nenana Native           -149.0875         64.5610
                                                                Association.
145. New Koliganek.........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  New Koliganek           -157.2844         59.7286
                                                                Village Council.
146. New Stuyahok..........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  New Stuyahok            -157.3208         59.4518
                                                                Village.
147. Newhalen..............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Newhalen Village.       -154.8924         59.7238
148. Newtok................  Calista.............  NV........  Newtok Village...       -164.6307         60.9377
149. Nightmute.............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -164.7216         60.4788
                                                                Nightmute.
150. Nikolai...............  Doyon...............  NV........  Nikolai Village..       -154.3814         63.0128
151. Nikolski..............  Aleut...............  NV........  Native Village of       -168.8615         52.9401
                                                                Nikolski.
152. Ninilchik.............  Cook Inlet..........  NV........  Ninilchik Village       -151.6936         60.0300
153. Noatak................  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -162.9676         67.5716
                                                                Noatak.
154. Nome..................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Nome Eskimo             -165.3940         64.4999
                                                                Community.
155. Nondalton.............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Nondalton Village       -154.8564         59.9634
156. Noorvik...............  NANA................  NV........  Noorvik Native          -161.0440         66.8345
                                                                Community.
157. Northway..............  Doyon...............  NV........  Northway Village.       -141.9517         62.9822

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158. Nuiqsut...............  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Native Village of       -151.0000         70.2166
                                                                Nuiqsut.
159. Nulato................  Doyon...............  NV........  Nulato Village...       -158.1066         64.7246
160. Nunakauyarmiut........  Calista.............  NV........  Nunakauyarmiut          -165.1037         60.5338
                                                                Tribe.
161. Nunam Iqua............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -164.8525         62.5299
                                                                Nunam Iqua.
162. Nunapitchuk...........  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -162.4522         60.8968
                                                                Nunapitchuk.
163. Ohogamiut.............  Calista.............  NV........  Village of              -161.8648         61.5704
                                                                Ohogamiut.
164. Old Harbor............  Koniag..............  NV........  Village of Old          -153.3031         57.2104
                                                                Harbor.
165. Orutsararmuit.........  Calista.............  NV........  Orutsararmuit           -161.7730         60.7968
                                                                Native Village.
166. Oscarville............  Calista.............  NV........  Oscarville              -161.7758         60.7236
                                                                Traditional
                                                                Village.
167. Ouzinkie..............  Koniag..............  NV........  Native Village of       -152.5002         57.9237
                                                                Ouzinkie.
168. Paimiut...............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -165.8201         61.7030
                                                                Paimiut.
169. Pauloff Harbor........  Aleut...............  NV........  Pauloff Harbor          -162.7071         54.4577
                                                                Village.
170. Pedro Bay.............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Pedro Bay Village       -154.1484         59.7768
171. Perryville............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Native Village of       -159.1633         55.9140
                                                                Perryville.
172. Petersburg............  Sealaska............  n/a.......  Petersburg Indian       -132.9512         56.8113
                                                                Association.
173. Pilot Point...........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Native Village of       -157.5753         57.5545
                                                                Pilot Point.
174. Pilot Station.........  Calista.............  NV........  Pilot Station           -162.8825         61.9375
                                                                Traditional
                                                                Village.
175. Pitkas Point..........  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -163.2826         62.0345
                                                                Pitka's Point.
176. Platinum..............  Calista.............  NV........  Platinum                -161.8237         59.0095
                                                                Traditional
                                                                Village.
177. Point Hope............  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Native Village of       -166.7693         68.3486
                                                                Point Hope.
178. Point Lay.............  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Native Village of       -163.0082         69.7427
                                                                Point Lay.
179. Point Possession......  Cook Inlet..........  NG........  n/a..............       -150.4110         61.0308
180. Port Alsworth.........  Cook Inlet \11\.....  NG........  n/a..............       -154.3223         60.2016
181. Port Graham...........  Chugach.............  NV........  Native Village of       -151.8353         59.3481
                                                                Port Graham.
182. Port Heiden...........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Native Village of       -158.6250         56.9326
                                                                Port Heiden.
183. Port Lions............  Koniag..............  NV........  Native Village of       -152.8894         57.8659
                                                                Port Lions.
184. Portage Creek \9\.....  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Portage Creek           -157.7174         58.9073
                                                                Village.
185. Rampart...............  Doyon...............  NV........  Rampart Village..       -150.1453         65.5094
186. Red Devil.............  Calista.............  NV........  Village of Red          -157.3387         61.7834
                                                                Devil.
187. Ruby..................  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -155.4729         64.7371
                                                                Ruby.
188. Saint George..........  Aleut...............  NV........  Pribilof Islands        -169.5519         56.6044
                                                                Aleut
                                                                Communities of
                                                                St. Paul and St.
                                                                George Islands
                                                                (Saint George
                                                                Island).
189. Saint Michael.........  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -162.0384         63.4784
                                                                Saint Michael.
190. Saint Paul............  Aleut...............  NV........  Pribilof Islands        -170.2727         57.1274
                                                                Aleut
                                                                Communities of
                                                                St. Paul and St.
                                                                George Islands
                                                                (Saint Paul
                                                                Island).
191. Salamatof.............  Cook Inlet..........  NV........  Village of              -151.3194         60.6154
                                                                Salamatoff.
192. Sand Point............  Aleut...............  NV........  Qagun Tayagungin        -160.4905         55.3458
                                                                Tribe of Sand
                                                                Point Village.
193. Savoonga..............  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -170.4640         63.6959
                                                                Savoonga.
194. Saxman................  Sealaska............  NV........  Organized Village       -131.6003         55.3221
                                                                of Saxman.
195. Scammon Bay...........  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -165.5818         61.8417
                                                                Scammon Bay.
196. Selawik...............  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -160.0162         66.5984
                                                                Selawik.
197. Seldovia..............  Cook Inlet..........  NV........  Seldovia Village        -151.7123         59.4390
                                                                Tribe.
198. Shageluk..............  Doyon...............  NV........  Shageluk Native         -159.5227         62.6556
                                                                Village.
199. Shaktoolik............  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -161.1845         64.3495
                                                                Shaktoolik.
200. Shishmaref............  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -166.0666         66.2564
                                                                Shishmaref.
201. Shungnak..............  NANA................  NV........  Native Village of       -157.1426         66.8873
                                                                Shungnak.
202. Sitka.................  Sealaska............  UC........  Sitka Tribe of          -135.3426         57.0543
                                                                Alaska.
203. Skagway...............  Sealaska............  n/a.......  Skagway Village..       -135.3119         59.4583
204. Sleetmute.............  Calista.............  NV........  Village of              -157.1689         61.6962
                                                                Sleetmute.
205. Solomon...............  Bering Straits......  NV........  Village of              -164.4488         64.5597
                                                                Solomon.
206. South Naknek..........  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  South Naknek            -157.0026         58.7123
                                                                Village.
207. Stebbins..............  Bering Straits......  NV........  Stebbins                -162.2820         63.5208
                                                                Community
                                                                Association.
208. Stevens Village.......  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -149.1039         66.0055
                                                                Stevens.
209. Stony River...........  Calista.............  NV........  Village of Stony        -156.5898         61.7891
                                                                River.
210. Takotna...............  Doyon...............  NV........  Takotna Village..       -156.0870         62.9723
211. Tanacross.............  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -143.3565         63.3762
                                                                Tanacross.
212. Tanana................  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -152.0763         65.1716
                                                                Tanana.
213. Tatitlek..............  Chugach.............  NV........  Native Village of       -146.6779         60.8664
                                                                Tatitlek.
214. Tazlina...............  Ahtna...............  NV........  Native Village of       -145.4284         62.0589
                                                                Tazlina.
215. Telida................  Doyon...............  NV........  Telida Village...       -153.2785         63.3840
216. Teller................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -166.3628         65.2613
                                                                Teller.
217. Tetlin................  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -142.5239         63.1351
                                                                Tetlin.
218. Togiak................  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Traditional             -160.3764         59.0619
                                                                Village of
                                                                Togiak.
219. Tuluksak..............  Calista.............  NV........  Tuluksak Native         -160.9630         61.1020
                                                                Community.
220. Tuntutuliak...........  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -162.6696         60.3424
                                                                Tuntutuliak.
221. Tununak...............  Calista.............  NV........  Native Village of       -165.2588         60.5827
                                                                Tununak.
222. Twin Hills............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Twin Hills              -160.2836         59.0774
                                                                Village.
223. Tyonek................  Cook Inlet..........  NV........  Native Village of       -151.1494         61.0716
                                                                Tyonek.

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224. Uganik................  Koniag..............  NV........  n/a..............       -153.4046         57.7565
225. Ugashik...............  Bristol Bay.........  NV........  Ugashik Village..       -157.3887         57.5027
226. Ukivok................  Bering Straits......  NV........  King Island             -168.0718         64.9643
                                                                Native Community.
227. Umkumiute.............  Calista.............  NV........  Umkumiute Native        -165.1989         60.4997
                                                                Village.
228. Unalakleet............  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -160.7914         63.8777
                                                                Unalakleet.
229. Unalaska..............  Aleut...............  NV........  Qawalangin Tribe        -166.5337         53.8746
                                                                of Unalaska.
230. Unga..................  Aleut...............  NV........  Native Village of       -160.5050         55.1841
                                                                Unga.
231. Uyak..................  Koniag..............  NV........  n/a..............       -154.0078         57.6336
232. Venetie...............  Doyon...............  NV........  Native Village of       -146.4149         67.0178
                                                                Venetie Tribal
                                                                Government
                                                                (Village of
                                                                Venetie).
233. Wainwright............  Arctic Slope........  NV........  Village of              -160.0202         70.6448
                                                                Wainwright.
234. Wales.................  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -168.0960         65.6082
                                                                Wales.
235. White Mountain........  Bering Straits......  NV........  Native Village of       -163.4042         64.6805
                                                                White Mountain.
236. Wrangell..............  Sealaska............  n/a.......  Wrangell                -132.3791         56.4752
                                                                Cooperative
                                                                Association.
237. Yakutat...............  Sealaska............  NV........  Yakutat Tlingit         -139.7435        59.5543
                                                                Tribe.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\7\ In this column, ``NV'' means a ``Native village'', ``NG'' means a ``Native group'', ``UC'' means an ``Urban
  Corporation'', and ``n/a'' means that the ANV is not recognized in accordance with the ANCSA.
\8\ The BIA recognized name for each ANV is taken from the Federal Register notice published Thursday, March 22,
  2007 (72 FR 13648-13651). ``n/a'' in this column means that the ANV is not recognized by the BIA and is not
  listed in the BIA's Federal Register notice.
\9\ The ANVs Curyung, Ekuk, and Portage Creek are all represented by the same ANVC, Choggiung, Limited.
  Choggiung, Limited also represents the ANCSA 14(c) sites of Igushik and Lewis Point that should be considered
  when these three ANVs are delineating their ANVSAs.
\10\ The Kanatak ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Koniag ANRC in the Census Bureau's records,
  but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries and the ANV's point
  location are correct in the Census Bureau's records, the ANV will be eligible to delineate an ANVSA within the
  boundary of the Koniag ANRC for Census 2010.
\11\ The Port Alsworth ANV is currently located within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC in the Census
  Bureau's records, but they receive services from the Bristol Bay Native Association. If the ANRC boundaries
  and the ANV's point location are correct in the Census Bureau's records, the ANV will be eligible to delineate
  an ANVSA within the boundary of the Cook Inlet ANRC for Census 2010.

 [FR Doc. E8-5282 Filed 3-14-08; 8:45 am]

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